Preferred For : Daily Commute
48% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above
I bought my avenger street 220cc bike 15 days ago and this will be my initial expression. I know i can't judge the bikes performance at this stage but this might help someone if they want to upgrade to a cruise bike or even a family bike in that matter. Lets know about my riding and bike history and a small background check i have done before buying this bike.I had upgraded from honda shine, which was my traveling companion for almost 13 years and done around 1,60,000kms in that time. I was very happy with honda and wanted to upgrade to honda unicorn but found it to be on the taller side ( i known its not bikes problem. I am a short guy 5'.5'' ;) ) Few of the other bikes i tried are pulsar 125, honda sp 125, yamaha saluto, tvs star city, and couple of other commuter bikes . I didn't try any of the rtr's, other pulsar's, hornet, fz's, suzuki's etc as i wanted a bike for family commute also.Then i tried sitting on an avenger and was instantly fell in live with the seating position and the seat comfort.Took a test drive of street 160 as i was not looking for higher cc bikes and was about to book it, but for some unknown reason i book street 220, which i think was the best decision i have made when it comes to purchase of a vehicle. I didn't go to the suzuki intruder as i didn't liked its look ( looks are subjective, you may feel otherwise).Now after 300kms and 15 days i can say this....Pro's:1. Comfortable riding experience, though it took a couple of days to get adjust to leg resting position..2. Powerful engine3. Pretty good mileage (getting 40kmpl average)4. Not too heavy5. Even though its a long bike, you will not it's uncomfortable in traffic.6. Great looks.Con's:The only con i noticed was the bajaj's quality control is pretty bad. I don't know whether the check their bikes before the delivery.My bike's handle was not aligned properly and had to get it to service center 3 times before they can get the issue fixed. Then i found the rear mud guard was off center. Found lot of gum marks of masking tapes on petrol tank and handle bars. Fuel indicator never shows proper fuel level. This one i have noticed and heard from lot of my friend's bajaj bikes. Theses are the small things that defines a company. If bajaj wants to compete with the likes of honda, yamaha, suzuki or even with TVS who in recent times have improved in their quality control a lot, it have to up its quality team's performance.Will update about service experience and long ride experience after my bike complete its 1000 odd kms.A must bye bike if you don't mind about its qc issues and fuel indicator
The updated new avenger 2018 street is a very comfortable and enjoyable bike to ride in city or Highway. The bike is totally underrated. It"s performance is way better than I imagined. It"s a real treat for the eyes and cutting through traffic is easy as a pie. The only downside is that the productions of bike during the first month of its release the self motor was carelessly defective for all bikes manufactured prior to release. Had got to change it for free at Bajaj but had to wait a week without my bike. Also I have traveled more than 20.000km on the bike, there are a lot of minor problems that comes often. Electricals and fuel mere specially are completely useless. The fuel reading is totally useless and very inaccurate. The analogue meter was a better choice for avenger. The gears slip very often and clutch problems arise every now and then. Other than these minor issues, the bike is Godlike on road.
I"ve used it for 6 yrs and 37K km now. Great bike. The performance is great and I am happy with the mileage. It"s a comfortable ride for a solitary user and one can go for hours on this bike without getting too tired. Not so comfortable for the pillion, however. One thing that is not often mentioned, but which I appreciate is the brightness of its headlight. It"s brighter than every other bike I"ve ridden. The maintenance has hardly ever been a problem. The only thing Bajaj should change are the back brakes, which are not only disappointing, but also dangerous. For a bike that"s not designed for maneuverability, disc brakes are a must. Or at least they need to be a lot better than they currently are.
Just great, nothing much to say. Missed 6 th speed and rear disk a lot though.But on long ride I felt back pain. I am 5"7 and physically fitter than average. So as per my body structure, either the handle bars should have been little closer to me or footpegs; not really rear set but towards rear compare to the way it is. My seating posture was kinda clumsy, like seating forward biased with forward set footpegs. I don"t prefer modifying stock riding dynamics so I sold it. I'll probably buy a sports bike soon, preferably RC 390. And if my budget permits an RTR 180 abs for pure commuting.
i brought this bike on Jan, unfortunately from the day 3 or so engine is getting excess HEAT complained about this many times no action taken from KHAVIRAJ Motors worst engineers irrespective of handling customer, 27th april, 19 i given 2nd service after that also no change in the engine heat now i am selling this bike :( chandra shekar, Harsha KN you are very unprofessional. Please when it comes 1st, please take immediate action. Or i have to take legal action.
its a cruise bike,you will get comfort as well as mileage
good riding comfort.Best for highway riding and local road too.
Long touring not for city ride and its suitable for fit and short guy.
Its touring bike and it's Pickup is perfect.
Pros: 1. Good power2. Great comfort for the driver3. Low maintenanceCons:1. Not at all good in comfort for the pillion rider2. Lack of power in low RPM3. Too hard gearbox (I recommend to use Synthetic engine oil 20W50 to ease the performance)